TORONTO, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioSyent Inc. (“BioSyent”, TSX Venture: RX) released today a summary of its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018. Key highlights include:

  • Fourth quarter (Q4) 2018 Net Revenues of $5,910,965 increased by 0.2% versus Q4 2017
  • Full year (FY) 2018 Net Revenues of $21,527,028 increased by 4% versus FY 2017
  • Q4 2018 Canadian Pharmaceutical Net Revenues of $5,035,460 increased by 2% versus Q4 2017 and International Pharmaceutical Net Revenues of $850,198 decreased by 2% versus Q4 2017
  • FY 2018 Canadian Pharmaceutical Net Revenues of $18,541,645 increased by 10% versus FY 2017 and International Pharmaceutical Net Revenues of $2,209,323 decreased by 11% versus FY 2017
  • Q4 2018 EBITDA1 of $2,109,998 increased by 8% versus Q4 2017
  • FY 2018 EBITDA1 of $7,405,988 increased by 7% versus FY 2017
  • Q4 2018 Net Income After Tax (NIAT) of $1,671,410 increased by 15% versus Q4 2017
  • FY 2018 NIAT of $5,705,386 increased by 10% versus FY 2017
  • Q4 2018 NIAT percentage to Net Revenues of 28% compares to 25% in Q4 2017
  • FY 2018 NIAT percentage to Net Revenues of 27% compares to 25% in FY 2017
  • Q4 2018 Fully Diluted EPS of $0.11 was $0.01 higher than Q4 2017 Fully Diluted EPS of $0.10
  • FY 2018 Fully Diluted EPS of $0.39 was $0.03 higher than FY 2017 Fully Diluted EPS of $0.36
  • As at December 31, 2018, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and short term investments totaling $24,425,101 as compared to $19,338,435 as at December 31, 2017 – a 26% increase
  • Total Shareholders’ Equity increased by 24% from $22,212,927 at December 31, 2017 to $27,605,662 at December 31, 2018
  • Return on Average Equity for the year ended December 31, 2018 was 23%
  • Repurchased for cancellation a total of 92,168 common shares between December 14th and December 31st, 2018 under a Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) which commenced in December 2018  

“Though Q4 2018 was a record quarter for BioSyent’s Canadian pharmaceutical business, sales growth for this business was just 2% over Q4 2017,” commented René Goehrum, President and CEO of BioSyent. “On a year-over-year basis, our Canadian pharmaceutical sales grew by 10% in 2018 with growth generated from across our brand portfolio.  Of note was the performance of growth stage brands in our Hospital Business: Though accounting for a relatively small proportion of our Canadian pharmaceutical business,  both Cysview® and the Aguettant System® line of PFS products achieved significant growth in 2018.  There were some encouraging developments in our International pharmaceutical business in Q4 2018 as well when a backlog of international FeraMAX® orders were shipped to customers after having been delayed due to ongoing permit issues during much of 2018.  As a result of these issues, International pharmaceutical sales declined by 11% in 2018 on a year-over-year basis.  We continue to adapt our business model in response to changing market conditions in the International Business. As we look ahead to the balance of 2019, we are focused on growing both our Canadian and International pharmaceutical businesses.”

The CEO’s presentation on the Q4 2018 Results is available at the following link: www.biosyent.com/q4-18/.

The Company’s Annual Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 will be posted on www.sedar.com on March 20, 2019.

The Annual Audited Consolidated Financial Statements are available at: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/a6daca1d-7b36-4024-824a-665eeb240576

The Management's Discussion and Analysis is available at: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/46849bc9-6808-4df1-926c-2b0448ddddf2

The Company also wishes to announce that its Board of Directors has passed a resolution to grant a total of 34,211 stock options to certain employees of BioSyent.  These option grants are made under the Company’s Incentive Stock Option Plan (“the Plan”) approved by shareholders on May 29, 2018.  Each option entitles the optionee to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $8.22.  These options are exercisable for a period of ten years from the date of grant.

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About BioSyent Inc.

Listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “RX”, BioSyent is a profitable growth-oriented specialty pharmaceutical company focused on in-licensing or acquiring innovative pharmaceutical and other healthcare products that have been successfully developed, are safe and effective, and have a proven track record of improving the lives of patients.  BioSyent supports the healthcare professionals that treat these patients by marketing its products through its community, hospital and international business units.

As of the date of this press release, the Company has 14,382,815 common shares issued and outstanding.

BioSyent Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
       
In Canadian DollarsQ4 2018 Q4 2017 % ChangeFY 2018 FY 2017 % Change
Net Revenues5,910,965  5,901,488 0%21,527,028  20,762,755 4%
Cost Of Goods Sold1,409,893  1,390,975 1%4,952,864  4,788,085 3%
Gross Profit4,501,072  4,510,513 0%16,574,164  15,974,670 4%
Operating Expenses and Finance Income2,332,901  2,561,066 -9%9,027,358  9,124,506 -1%
Net Income Before Tax2,168,171  1,949,447 11%7,546,806  6,850,164 10%
Tax (including Deferred Tax)496,761    492,219 1%1,841,420    1,643,887 12%
Net Income After Tax1,671,410  1,457,228 15%5,705,386  5,206,277 10%
Net Income After Tax % to Net Revenues28%25% 27%25% 
EBITDA2,109,998  1,961,159 8%7,405,988  6,910,977 7%
EBITDA % to Net Revenues36%33% 34%33% 
  1. EBITDA –  is a Non-IFRS Financial Measure. The term EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest income or expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.
BioSyent Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
 
    
AS ATDecember 31, 2018 December 31, 2017% Change
ASSETS   
    
Trade and other receivables$   2,115,293$  2,236,695-5%
Inventory   1,483,392   908,82563%
Prepaid expenses and deposits   300,821   147,326104%
Income tax recoverable    -   71,924 
Derivative asset   27,344   - 
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments   24,425,101    19,338,43526%
Current Assets   28,351,951   22,703,20525%
    
Equipment    271,785   290,926-7%
Intangible assets   1,942,682    1,670,21016%
Loans receivable   576,929   393,86046%
Deferred tax asset   45,144   46,647-3%
TOTAL NON CURRENT ASSETS   2,836,540   2,401,64318%
    
TOTAL ASSETS$  31,188,491$  25,104,84824%
    
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   
    
Current liabilities$  3,213,777$  2,615,59423%
Deferred tax liability   369,052   276,32734%
Long term debt   -   -0%
Total Equity   27,605,662    22,212,92724%
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY$  31,188,491$  25,104,84824%

This press release may contain information or statements that are forward-looking.  The contents herein represent our judgment, as at the release date, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or outcomes to be materially different from the forward-looking information or statements.  Potential risks may include, but are not limited to, those associated with clinical trials, product development, future revenue, operations, profitability and obtaining regulatory approvals.

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For further information please contact:

Mr. René C. Goehrum
President and CEO
BioSyent Inc.
E-Mail: investors@biosyent.com 
Web: www.biosyent.com